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NextDocs And Microsoft Mobilize Clinical Trials With Trial Exchange And Windows 8

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  NextDocs, the global leader in compliance solutions for the life sciences industry, today demonstrated how its newly launched Trial Exchange solution combined with Windows 8 addresses the critical needs of life sciences companies in securely and efficiently managing clinical trials in today's highly global and mobile operating environments.

Trial Exchange, the newest product available on the NextDocs platform, provides an easy-to-use interface for investigators and site staff to access and contribute essential documents for clinical trials.  The documents and workflows can then be managed within the NextDocs eTMF solution.  NextDocs Trial Exchange can be accessed through the web browser or through a native Windows 8 app.

In an online demonstration, Microsoft and NextDocs showed how the combination of Trial Exchange and Windows 8 addresses the need for greater mobility, security, compliance and collaboration in clinical trial management. 

"We live in an ever more global, mobile and connected world that can pose many business challenges – but also presents opportunities.  The native Windows 8 app for Trial Exchange allows life sciences professionals to readily access and contribute documents from any device anywhere in the world.  It makes clinical trial document management solutions easy-to-use without sacrificing compliance, security or mobility," said Matt Walz, Chief Technology Officer at NextDocs.    

The proliferation of mobile devices and tablets presents new compliance and security challenges for life sciences companies.  Switching back and forth between unintegrated devices also tends to lower productivity and increase costs.  These problems can magnify when companies start to bring external partners into the clinical trial process.

Trial Exchange and Windows 8 can solve these issues.  The solutions allow trial site staff to contribute documents to an established eTMF work stream, receive and complete tasks generated by the sponsor, view document statuses, and retrieve documents on demand – all within the industry standard SharePoint environment. Unlike many existing clinical portals, Trial Exchange plugs directly into the eTMF without additional routing, thus ensuring sponsor/CRO quality and document management processes in clinical site documents.

The Microsoft and NextDocs demonstration is available via a webinar at www.nextdocs.com.  The two companies will also demonstrate the solution live at the ShareFEST conference in Philadelphia in April 2013. To register for ShareFEST, please visit www.sharefestconference.com/2013/.

About NextDocs CorporationNextDocs is the global leader in providing compliance software solutions including quality management software, regulatory document management, and clinical portals. NextDocs solutions enable businesses in regulated industries to achieve compliance with FDA and other agencies while automating processes, improving efficiency, and dramatically reducing costs. NextDocs' customers include pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, medical device companies, and CROs. For more information on NextDocs Corporation and its software solutions, visit www.nextdocs.com.

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